After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Business, I began a career at Fidelity Investments as a licensed investment rep in the financial industry. My career extended into sales, training/education, and human resources management, within roles such as: a Registered Rep with the National Association of Securities Dealers, career development instructor, Corporate Trainer, and Human Resources Director.
While I was employed in the adult education industry, I had the honor of being invited to Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an International Train-the-Trainer at an American-Brazilian cultural Institute. Upon returning home to the US, I expanded my role in Training and Human Resources.
To extend my educational goals in Human Resources and Training & Development, I completed an MBA while also studying towards a Masters in Adult Education. In addition to the full-time positions in HR Management, I also facilitate courses in Human Resources undergraduate and graduate programs at local colleges. I served on the executive board as President of the Human Resources Management Association. I continue to conduct public speaking workshops in local colleges regarding 'employability skills', as well as, address students at commencement ceremonies and job seminars.
It has been my honor to be an instructor for the SHRM Learning Systems preparing HR professionals to sit for the HRCI certification exam to attain either a PHR or SPHR. It has been a rewarding experience to not only be a subject matter expert in the field of HR Management as a practitioner, but also to teach fellow HR professionals, lead in HR associations, and teach students within the field of HR Management. With over 20 years as an HR Director, have attained the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications for 15 years.
Currently I reside outside Austin, TX, and employed as an HR Director for a Fortune 50 corporation.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arkansas - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management
Graduate Degree: University of Central Arkansas - Masters in Business Administration, International Business
PHR - Professional in Human Resources
SHRM-CP - Society for Human Resource Management- Certified Professional
SHRM-SCP - Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional